Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2000, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Lutheran > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation feels like a large, close-knit family (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well15719.0
2) Quite well36744.5
3) Somewhat24629.8
4) Slightly445.3
5) Hardly at all111.3
Missing7 
TOTAL825100.0
2) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is spiritually vital and alive (VITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well9711.7
2) Quite well40248.6
3) Somewhat27232.9
4) Slightly546.5
5) Hardly at all20.2
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
3) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is working for social justice (JUSTICE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well394.7
2) Quite well11113.5
3) Somewhat34742.1
4) Slightly22927.8
5) Hardly at all9811.9
Missing8 
TOTAL824100.0
4) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation helps members deepen their relationships with God (DEEPGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very well13015.7
2) Quite well42951.9
3) Somewhat25230.5
4) Slightly111.3
5) Hardly at all40.5
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
5) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is trying to increase its racial/ethnic diversity (DIVERSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well384.6
2) Quite well11113.5
3) Somewhat18622.7
4) Slightly18022.0
5) Hardly at all30537.2
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
6) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation clearly expresses its Lutheran heritage (OKDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well21325.8
2) Quite well44353.7
3) Somewhat13516.4
4) Slightly273.3
5) Hardly at all70.8
Missing7 
TOTAL825100.0
7) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is a moral beacon in the community (BEACON)
TOTAL%
1) Very well789.4
2) Quite well31337.8
3) Somewhat32739.5
4) Slightly8810.6
5) Hardly at all212.5
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
8) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation welcomes innovation and change (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well11714.1
2) Quite well28534.4
3) Somewhat27833.6
4) Slightly10612.8
5) Hardly at all425.1
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
9) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation deals openly with disagreements and conflict (OPENDEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well485.8
2) Quite well30737.0
3) Somewhat30536.8
4) Slightly12615.2
5) Hardly at all435.2
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
10) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation encourages the public expression of speaking in tongues (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
2) Quite well30.4
3) Somewhat192.3
4) Slightly374.5
5) Hardly at all76392.8
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
11) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation has a strong racial/ethnic or national heritage that it is trying to preserve (PRESERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well404.9
2) Quite well678.2
3) Somewhat13216.1
4) Slightly18322.3
5) Hardly at all39848.5
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
12) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Members are excited about the future of our congregation (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well22226.8
2) Quite well29635.8
3) Somewhat20725.0
4) Slightly769.2
5) Hardly at all263.1
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
13) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? New people are easily incorporated into the life of the church (ADDFOLKS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well9911.9
2) Quite well36343.8
3) Somewhat28534.4
4) Slightly688.2
5) Hardly at all141.7
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
14) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation has a clear sense of mission and purpose (PURPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well10312.4
2) Quite well30637.0
3) Somewhat30737.1
4) Slightly8510.3
5) Hardly at all273.3
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
15) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's worship services are spiritually uplifting and inspiring (UPLIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well21025.4
2) Quite well47056.8
3) Somewhat13215.9
4) Slightly121.4
5) Hardly at all40.5
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
16) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's programs and activities are well organized (WELLORG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well8510.2
2) Quite well41750.2
3) Somewhat27232.8
4) Slightly465.5
5) Hardly at all101.2
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
17) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's programs and activities strengthen personal relationships among our members (GOODBOND)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12114.6
2) Quite well44253.3
3) Somewhat23628.5
4) Slightly273.3
5) Hardly at all30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
18) Does your congregation hold worship services less than once a week? (LESSWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22100.0
Missing810 
TOTAL22100.0
19) How many worship services does your congregation have on each of the following days/times on a typical weekend? Friday. (FRIWORSH)
TOTAL%
0) 80397.7
1) 172.1
2) 20.2
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
20) How many worship services does your congregation have on each of the following days/times on a typical weekend? Saturday. (SATWORSH)
TOTAL%
0) 73188.9
1) 9010.9
3) 10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
21) How many worship services does your congregation have on each of the following days/times on a typical weekend? Sunday a.m. (SUNDAYAM)
TOTAL%
0) 20.2
1) 49159.2
2) 27933.7
3) 526.3
4) 50.6
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
22) How many worship services does your congregation have on each of the following days/times on a typical weekend? Sunday p.m. (SUNDAYPM)
TOTAL%
0) 79396.6
1) 253.0
2) 20.2
3) 10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
23) What is the total attendance for all services held on this day/time on a typical weekend? Friday. (FRIATTEN)
TOTAL%
0) 80297.7
4) 10.1
5) 10.1
12) 20.2
15) 20.2
20) 30.4
25) 10.1
30) 20.2
35) 30.4
50) 10.1
55) 10.1
60) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
24) What is the total attendance for all services held on this day/time on a typical weekend? Saturday. (SATATTEN)
TOTAL%
0) 73189.0
5) 10.1
6) 20.2
9) 10.1
10) 50.6
12) 40.5
15) 30.4
20) 111.3
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
25) 40.5
28) 10.1
30) 101.2
35) 60.7
40) 30.4
41) 10.1
43) 10.1
45) 30.4
50) 30.4
55) 20.2
56) 10.1
60) 50.6
65) 30.4
70) 30.4
75) 30.4
80) 40.5
85) 10.1
90) 10.1
100) 10.1
110) 10.1
125) 10.1
130) 10.1
200) 10.1
350) 10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
25) What is the total attendance for all services held on this day/time on a typical weekend? Sunday a.m. (SUNATTAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL828148.67138
26) What is the total attendance for all services held on this day/time on a typical weekend? Sunday p.m. (SUNATTPM)
TOTAL%
0) 79396.6
10) 40.5
15) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 10.1
20) 20.2
21) 10.1
23) 10.1
29) 10.1
30) 10.1
35) 10.1
38) 10.1
45) 20.2
50) 20.2
65) 10.1
70) 20.2
80) 10.1
110) 10.1
125) 10.1
150) 10.1
250) 10.1
280) 10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
27) If you hold more than one service on a typical weekend, how different are these services from each other? (SIMSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar in style (other than the language used)15640.9
2) One or more is somewhat different in style from the rest11028.9
3) One or more is very different in style from the rest11530.2
Missing451 
TOTAL381100.0
28) Sum of average attendance by day (ATTENSUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL828156.44147
29) In what other languages are services held? (first other language) (LANG1)
30) In what other languages are services held? (second other language) (LANG2)
31) In what other languages are services held? (third other language) (LANG3)
32) In what other languages are services held? (fourth other language) (LANG4)
33) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on God's love and care? (GODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Always54665.8
2) Often27633.3
3) Sometimes81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
34) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on practical advice for daily living? (ADVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Always13816.7
2) Often40448.9
3) Sometimes25130.4
4) Seldom303.6
5) Never30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
35) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on personal spiritual growth? (SPIRGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Always21325.8
2) Often48258.3
3) Sometimes12314.9
4) Seldom81.0
5) Never10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
36) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on social justice or social action? (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Always303.6
2) Often26131.6
3) Sometimes41149.7
4) Seldom11714.1
5) Never81.0
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
37) How often does the sermon in your worship include a lot of personal stories or first-hand experiences? (STORIES)
TOTAL%
1) Always12214.7
2) Often43151.8
3) Sometimes23928.7
4) Seldom374.4
5) Never30.4
TOTAL832100.0
38) How often does the sermon in your worship include a lot of literary or scholarly references? (LITREFER)
TOTAL%
1) Always182.2
2) Often23628.5
3) Sometimes39047.0
4) Seldom17621.2
5) Never91.1
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
39) How often does the sermon in your worship include a lot of illustrations from contemporary media (e.g., magazines, newspapers, TV)? (NEWSREF)
TOTAL%
1) Always394.7
2) Often41449.9
3) Sometimes31538.0
4) Seldom556.6
5) Never60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
40) How often does the sermon in your worship include a lot of detailed explanations of scripture or doctrine? (EXPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Always10913.1
2) Often33440.2
3) Sometimes30436.6
4) Seldom779.3
5) Never60.7
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
41) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Reading/recitation of creeds or statements of faith (CREEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Always73688.7
2) Often728.7
3) Sometimes131.6
4) Seldom60.7
5) Never30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
42) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? A time for lay persons to testify about their faith (TESTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Always70.8
2) Often202.4
3) Sometimes12214.7
4) Seldom37545.2
5) Never30536.8
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
43) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? A time during worship for people to greet each other or pass the peace (PASSPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Always51762.2
2) Often18221.9
3) Sometimes647.7
4) Seldom364.3
5) Never323.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
44) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? The use of visual projection equipment (SLIDES)
TOTAL%
1) Always242.9
2) Often60.7
3) Sometimes587.1
4) Seldom22927.9
5) Never50461.4
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
45) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Incense or candles (CANDLES)
TOTAL%
1) Always68482.5
2) Often455.4
3) Sometimes303.6
4) Seldom344.1
5) Never364.3
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
46) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Dance or drama (DANCE)
TOTAL%
2) Often232.8
3) Sometimes19623.7
4) Seldom37345.2
5) Never23428.3
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
47) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Kneeling by the congregation (KNEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Always12415.0
2) Often9711.7
3) Sometimes12815.5
4) Seldom8810.6
5) Never39147.2
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
48) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Organ or piano (PIANO)
TOTAL%
1) Always75591.3
2) Often455.4
3) Sometimes81.0
4) Seldom91.1
5) Never101.2
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
49) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Electric key board or synthesizer (KEYBOARD)
TOTAL%
1) Always688.3
2) Often10212.5
3) Sometimes16620.3
4) Seldom17020.8
5) Never31238.1
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
50) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Electric guitar/bass (ELECTRIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always313.8
2) Often384.7
3) Sometimes9712.0
4) Seldom16220.0
5) Never48059.4
Missing24 
TOTAL808100.0
51) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Non-electric string or wind instruments (VIOLINS)
TOTAL%
1) Always151.8
2) Often11013.5
3) Sometimes32840.1
4) Seldom20625.2
5) Never15819.3
Missing15 
TOTAL817100.0
52) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Drums or other percussion instruments (DRUMS)
TOTAL%
1) Always242.9
2) Often354.3
3) Sometimes18422.6
4) Seldom21826.8
5) Never35343.4
Missing18 
TOTAL814100.0
53) During your congregation's BEST attended WEEKLY worship service, how often are the following included as part of the service? Recorded music (tapes, compact discs, etc.) (CDMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always70.9
2) Often293.5
3) Sometimes16720.4
4) Seldom27333.3
5) Never34442.0
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
54) In comparison to the style of your congregation's PRIMARY worship service 5 years ago, would you say the style of your current PRIMARY worship service: (STYLEDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation did not exist in 199523828.8
2) Is basically the same40148.5
3) Changed a little17320.9
4) Changed a great deal141.7
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
55) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Sacred Scripture (AUTHSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely foundational71986.5
2) Very important11113.4
3) Somewhat important10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
56) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Historic creeds, doctrines, and tradition (AUTHDOCT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely foundational32138.6
2) Very important43652.5
3) Somewhat important708.4
4) Little or no importance40.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
57) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? The Holy Spirit (AUTHSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely foundational50561.0
2) Very important25630.9
3) Somewhat important647.7
4) Little or no importance30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
58) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Human reason and understanding (AUTHREAS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely foundational728.7
2) Very important46155.5
3) Somewhat important27733.3
4) Little or no importance212.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
59) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Personal experience (AUTHEXPE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely foundational637.6
2) Very important42050.6
3) Somewhat important32439.0
4) Little or no importance232.8
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
60) Now please write the letter of the ONE source of authority that is most important in your congregation's worship and teaching, as difficult as this choice may be, in this box (AUTHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Sacred scripture65981.7
2) Historic creeds, doctrines, and tradition485.9
3) The Holy Spirit8911.0
4) Human reason and understanding50.6
5) Personal experience60.7
Missing25 
TOTAL807100.0
61) In approximately what year did this congregation begin worshiping at its current location? (YEARSITE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7781927.0950
62) How would you describe the place where your congregation's primary worship building is located? (SIZPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural or open country18121.9
2) Town or village of less than 10,00026532.0
3) In or around a city of 10,000-49,99913316.1
4) In or around a city of 50,000-249,99910012.1
5) In or around a city of 250,000+14918.0
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
63) If in or around a city, is your building located: (CITYLOC)
TOTAL%
1) In the central or downtown area of the city9023.5
2) In another area of the city11530.0
3) In an older suburb around the city12031.3
4) In a newer suburb around the city5815.1
Missing449 
TOTAL383100.0
64) If in or around a city, is your building located in a: (AREATYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Residential area16744.3
2) Mixed residential and commercial area19852.5
3) Commercial or industrial area123.2
Missing455 
TOTAL377100.0
65) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation? Your worship space (WORSHSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need8810.6
2) Slightly more than we need17721.3
3) Just about right39347.3
4) Slightly less than we need12915.5
5) Much less than we need435.2
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
66) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation? Educational space (EDUCSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need495.9
2) Slightly more than we need799.6
3) Just about right29335.5
4) Slightly less than we need23027.9
5) Much less than we need17421.1
Missing7 
TOTAL825100.0
67) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation? Fellowship space (FELLOSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need222.7
2) Slightly more than we need404.8
3) Just about right39648.0
4) Slightly less than we need19323.4
5) Much less than we need17421.1
Missing7 
TOTAL825100.0
68) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation? Space for parking (PARKSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need303.7
2) Slightly more than we need708.5
3) Just about right34942.6
4) Slightly less than we need20625.1
5) Much less than we need16520.1
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
69) How would you describe the overall physical condition of your congregation's building(s)? (NEEDFIX)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent34741.9
2) Needs improvement24029.0
3) Good20124.2
4) In serious need of improvement and repairs414.9
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
70) Do any other congregations use your building space for worship? (SHAREBLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9311.2
2) No73488.8
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
71) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Personal prayer, scripture study, devotions or other spiritual practices (GOODPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal23528.4
2) Quite a bit39747.9
3) Some17120.7
4) A little232.8
5) Hardly at all20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
72) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Family devotions (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal8810.6
2) Quite a bit27433.1
3) Some36243.7
4) A little819.8
5) Hardly at all232.8
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
73) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Fasting (GOODFAST)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10.1
2) Quite a bit50.6
3) Some748.9
4) A little17220.8
5) Hardly at all57669.6
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
74) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Observing dietary restrictions (GOODVEG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10.1
2) Quite a bit20.2
3) Some151.8
4) A little465.6
5) Hardly at all76492.3
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
75) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstinence from alcohol (NODRINK)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal101.2
2) Quite a bit141.7
3) Some688.2
4) A little12214.7
5) Hardly at all61474.2
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
76) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Observing dietary or activity restrictions on Sunday (GOODHOLY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal20.2
2) Quite a bit40.5
3) Some192.3
4) A little627.6
5) Hardly at all73089.4
Missing15 
TOTAL817100.0
77) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Displaying religious objects, symbols, statuary, icons or pictures in the home (GOODICON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal111.3
2) Quite a bit374.5
3) Some14617.7
4) A little18822.8
5) Hardly at all44253.6
Missing8 
TOTAL824100.0
78) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstaining from premarital sex (NOSHACK)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal516.2
2) Quite a bit18622.5
3) Some28234.1
4) A little17921.6
5) Hardly at all12915.6
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
79) Does your congregation have a Sunday school that meets regularly? (HAVESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78794.6
2) No455.4
TOTAL832100.0
80) If your congregation has a Sunday school, what is the typical, total weekly attendance of adults (18 and over)? (SSADATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL64227.98351
81) If your congregation has a Sunday school, what is the typical, total weekly attendance of children and teens (17 and under)? (SSKIDATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76150.89559
82) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School) (SCRP_NO1)
TOTAL%
1) No708.4
2) Not checked76191.6
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
83) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School) (SCRP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional66880.4
2) Not checked16319.6
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
84) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School) (SCRP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season63876.8
2) Not checked19323.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
85) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School) (SCRP_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year34741.8
2) Not checked48458.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
86) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Theological or doctrinal study (THEOL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No32439.0
2) Not checked50761.0
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
87) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Theological or doctrinal study (THEOL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional56768.2
2) Not checked26431.8
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
88) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Theological or doctrinal study (THEOL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season70384.6
2) Not checked12815.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
89) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Theological or doctrinal study (THEOL_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year74189.2
2) Not checked9010.8
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
90) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Prayer or meditiation groups (PRAYG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No29034.9
2) Not checked54165.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
91) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Prayer or meditiation groups (PRAYG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional67881.6
2) Not checked15318.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
92) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Prayer or meditiation groups (PRAYG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season73788.7
2) Not checked9411.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
93) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Prayer or meditiation groups (PRAYG_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year54465.5
2) Not checked28734.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
94) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Spiritual retreats (WOODS_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No47957.6
2) Not checked35242.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
95) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Spiritual retreats (WOODSY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional53464.3
2) Not checked29635.7
Missing2 
TOTAL830100.0
96) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Spiritual retreats (WOODSY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season80296.5
2) Not checked293.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
97) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Spiritual retreats (WOODSY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year81798.3
2) Not checked141.7
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
98) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Community service (HELP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No8810.6
2) Not checked74389.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
99) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Community service (HELP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional51562.0
2) Not checked31638.0
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
100) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Community service (HELP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season72587.2
2) Not checked10612.8
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
101) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Community service (HELP_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year47256.8
2) Not checked35943.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
102) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Parenting or marriage enrichment (FAMLY_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No47156.7
2) Not checked36043.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
103) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Parenting or marriage enrichment (FAMLY_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional55666.9
2) Not checked27533.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
104) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Parenting or marriage enrichment (FAMLY_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season79595.7
2) Not checked364.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
105) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Parenting or marriage enrichment (FAMLY_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year79695.8
2) Not checked354.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
106) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Choirs (CHOIR_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No10913.1
2) Not checked72286.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
107) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Choirs (CHOIR_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional74890.0
2) Not checked8310.0
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
108) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Choirs (CHOIR_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season71285.7
2) Not checked11914.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
109) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Choirs (CHOIR_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year29235.1
2) Not checked53964.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
110) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Other performing arts (e.g. dance, drama) (ARTS_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No38646.5
2) Not checked44553.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
111) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Other performing arts (e.g. dance, drama) (ARTS_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional53364.1
2) Not checked29835.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
112) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Other performing arts (e.g. dance, drama) (ARTS_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season75290.5
2) Not checked799.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
113) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Other performing arts (e.g. dance, drama) (ARTS_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year78294.1
2) Not checked495.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
114) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Groups that discuss books/contemporary issues (BOOKG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No46856.3
2) Not checked36343.7
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
115) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Groups that discuss books/contemporary issues (BOOKG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional64978.1
2) Not checked18221.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
116) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Groups that discuss books/contemporary issues (BOOKG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season75991.3
2) Not checked728.7
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
117) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Groups that discuss books/contemporary issues (BOOKG_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year72987.7
2) Not checked10212.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
118) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Self-help or personal growth groups (SELFH_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No50460.6
2) Not checked32739.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
119) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Self-help or personal growth groups (SELFH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional67881.6
2) Not checked15318.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
120) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Self-help or personal growth groups (SELFH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season79195.2
2) Not checked404.8
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
121) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Self-help or personal growth groups (SELFH_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year71085.4
2) Not checked12114.6
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
122) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes (FIT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No65278.5
2) Not checked17921.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
123) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes (FIT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional78093.9
2) Not checked516.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
124) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes (FIT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season79395.4
2) Not checked384.6
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
125) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes (FIT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year75390.6
2) Not checked789.4
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
126) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Sports teams (SPORT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No60472.7
2) Not checked22727.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
127) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Sports teams (SPORT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional78093.9
2) Not checked516.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
128) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Sports teams (SPORT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season69783.9
2) Not checked13416.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
129) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Sports teams (SPORT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year80496.8
2) Not checked273.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
130) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Youth or teen activities and programs (YOUTH_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No8910.7
2) Not checked74289.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
131) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Youth or teen activities and programs (YOUTH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional70484.7
2) Not checked12715.3
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
132) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Youth or teen activities and programs (YOUTH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season73388.2
2) Not checked9811.8
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
133) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Youth or teen activities and programs (YOUTH_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year28934.8
2) Not checked54265.2
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
134) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Young adult or singles activities and programs (YMCA_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No56568.0
2) Not checked26632.0
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
135) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Young adult or singles activities and programs (YMCA_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: one time, short term or occasional68282.1
2) Not checked14917.9
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
136) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Young adult or singles activities and programs (YMCA_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going during a season79896.0
2) Not checked334.0
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
137) During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular weekend activities? Young adult or singles activities and programs (YMCA_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes: on-going through the church year76091.5
2) Not checked718.5
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
138) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Newspaper advertisements and stories (NEWSADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months68182.4
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it12815.5
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members172.1
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
139) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Radio or television advertisements and stories (RADIOADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months18021.9
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it56268.3
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members819.8
Missing9 
TOTAL823100.0
140) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Direct mail promotions to area residents (MAILADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months19423.5
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it55767.4
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members759.1
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
141) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Growth or evangelistic campaign/program (EVANCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months24629.8
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it47958.1
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members10012.1
Missing7 
TOTAL825100.0
142) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Focused efforts to identify and contact people who have recently moved into your congregation's area (NEWCOMER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months36744.3
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it44453.6
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members172.1
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
143) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Stressing in your congregation's preaching and teaching the importance of witnessing to others about one's faith (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months73088.2
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it8610.4
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members121.4
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
144) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Special worship services intended to attract unchurched or non-members (e.g., 'Bring a friend' services, seeker services, etc.) (REVIVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months34741.9
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it43051.9
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members516.2
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
145) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Special programs (e.g., parenting classes, young single nights, art festivals, street ministries) especially intended to attract unchurched or non-members in your community (BIGEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months29736.1
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it48158.4
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members455.5
Missing9 
TOTAL823100.0
146) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Phone calls or personal visits by the pastor (MINCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months75491.1
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it718.6
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
147) Did your congregation do any of the following to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community during the past 12 months? Phone calls or personal visits by laity (LAYCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months59471.7
2) No, something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it19223.2
3) No, something that probably would be resisted by most members435.2
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
148) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Food pantry or soup kitchen (SOUP_N)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked688.2
2) No76491.8
TOTAL832100.0
149) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Food pantry or soup kitchen (SOUP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked53263.9
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation30036.1
TOTAL832100.0
150) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Food pantry or soup kitchen (SOUP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked28534.3
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization54765.7
TOTAL832100.0
151) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Cash assistance to families or individuals (CASH_N)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked9711.7
2) No73588.3
TOTAL832100.0
152) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Cash assistance to families or individuals (CASH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked28634.4
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation54665.6
TOTAL832100.0
153) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Cash assistance to families or individuals (CASH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked53364.1
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization29935.9
TOTAL832100.0
154) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Thrift store or thrift store donations (THRFT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked25631.5
2) No55768.5
Missing19 
TOTAL813100.0
155) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Thrift store or thrift store donations (THRFT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked63576.3
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation19723.7
TOTAL832100.0
156) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Thrift store or thrift store donations (THRFT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked43952.8
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization39347.2
TOTAL832100.0
157) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Elderly, emergency or affordable housing (SHELT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked52162.6
2) No31137.4
TOTAL832100.0
158) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Elderly, emergency or affordable housing (SHELT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked76591.9
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation678.1
TOTAL832100.0
159) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Elderly, emergency or affordable housing (SHELT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked58570.3
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization24729.7
TOTAL832100.0
160) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Counseling services or 'hot line' (HOT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked52763.3
2) No30536.7
TOTAL832100.0
161) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Counseling services or 'hot line' (HOT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked71185.5
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation12114.5
TOTAL832100.0
162) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Counseling services or 'hot line' (HOT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked64277.2
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization19022.8
TOTAL832100.0
163) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Substance abuse programs (ABUSE_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked52062.5
2) No31237.5
TOTAL832100.0
164) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Substance abuse programs (ABUSE_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked74990.0
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation8310.0
TOTAL832100.0
165) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Substance abuse programs (ABUSE_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked60072.1
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization23227.9
TOTAL832100.0
166) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs (DAYC_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked52563.1
2) No30736.9
TOTAL832100.0
167) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs (DAYC_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked62475.0
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation20825.0
TOTAL832100.0
168) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs (DAYC_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked73087.7
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization10212.3
TOTAL832100.0
169) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens (TUTOR_N)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked66881.2
2) No15518.8
Missing9 
TOTAL823100.0
170) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens (TUTOR_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked77593.1
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation576.9
TOTAL832100.0
171) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens (TUTOR_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked73087.7
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization10212.3
TOTAL832100.0
172) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Voter registration or voter education (VOTE_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked71786.2
2) No11513.8
TOTAL832100.0
173) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Voter registration or voter education (VOTE_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked77092.5
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation627.5
TOTAL832100.0
174) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Voter registration or voter education (VOTE_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked78994.8
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization435.2
TOTAL832100.0
175) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Organized social issue advocacy (ADVOC_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked56369.0
2) No25331.0
Missing16 
TOTAL816100.0
176) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Organized social issue advocacy (ADVOC_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked70584.7
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation12715.3
TOTAL832100.0
177) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Organized social issue advocacy (ADVOC_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked67981.6
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization15318.4
TOTAL832100.0
178) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Employment counseling, placement or training (WORK_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked71686.1
2) No11613.9
TOTAL832100.0
179) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Employment counseling, placement or training (WORK_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked81197.5
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation212.5
TOTAL832100.0
180) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Employment counseling, placement or training (WORK_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked74589.5
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization8710.5
TOTAL832100.0
181) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Health programs/clinics/health education (HEAL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked50361.7
2) No31238.3
Missing17 
TOTAL815100.0
182) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Health programs/clinics/health education (HEAL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked68181.9
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation15118.1
TOTAL832100.0
183) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Health programs/clinics/health education (HEAL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked65478.6
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization17821.4
TOTAL832100.0
184) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Hospitals (HOSP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked52763.3
2) No30536.7
TOTAL832100.0
185) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Hospitals (HOSP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked68682.5
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation14617.5
TOTAL832100.0
186) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Hospitals (HOSP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked67481.0
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization15819.0
TOTAL832100.0
187) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Nursing homes (NURS_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked32238.7
2) No51061.3
TOTAL832100.0
188) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Nursing homes (NURS_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked58370.1
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation24929.9
TOTAL832100.0
189) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Nursing homes (NURS_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked55366.5
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization27933.5
TOTAL832100.0
190) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Senior citizen programs (other than housing) (ELDER_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked38846.6
2) No44453.4
TOTAL832100.0
191) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Senior citizen programs (other than housing) (ELDER_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked59171.0
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation24129.0
TOTAL832100.0
192) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Senior citizen programs (other than housing) (ELDER_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked61674.0
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization21626.0
TOTAL832100.0
193) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Program for migrants or immigrants (IMMIG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked69984.0
2) No13316.0
TOTAL832100.0
194) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Program for migrants or immigrants (IMMIG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked78193.9
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation516.1
TOTAL832100.0
195) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Program for migrants or immigrants (IMMIG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked74889.9
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization8410.1
TOTAL832100.0
196) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Prison or jail ministry (JAIL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked60372.5
2) No22927.5
TOTAL832100.0
197) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Prison or jail ministry (JAIL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked73388.1
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation9911.9
TOTAL832100.0
198) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Prison or jail ministry (JAIL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked70084.1
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization13215.9
TOTAL832100.0
199) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Community organizing or neighborhood associations (COMOR_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked56768.1
2) No26531.9
TOTAL832100.0
200) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Community organizing or neighborhood associations (COMOR_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked72887.5
2) Yes, provided directly by your congregation10412.5
TOTAL832100.0
201) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? (Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc.) Community organizing or neighborhood associations (COMOR_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Not checked66680.0
2) Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency or organization16620.0
TOTAL832100.0
202) In a typical month, about how many people do you estimate are served through the community services your congregation directly provides? (NOSERVED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL596106.012221
203) Which of the following best describes the situation in your congregation? (LAYVOLS)
TOTAL%
1) We do not have any problem getting people to accept volunteer leadership roles16720.3
2) Recruiting volunteer leaders is a continual challenge, but we eventually find enough willing people56068.0
3) We can not find enough people who are willing to serve9711.8
Missing8 
TOTAL824100.0
204) How many pastors, including the current one, have served your congregation during the past ten years? (PASTPAST)
TOTAL%
1) 17121.2
2) 25431.5
3) 20525.4
4) 8610.7
5) 425.2
6) 293.6
7) 101.2
8) 50.6
9) 30.4
10) 10.1
11) 10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL807100.0
205) How many years did the previous pastor serve your congregation? (TENURE)
TOTAL%
1) 354.5
2) 10112.9
3) 8811.2
4) 546.9
5) 8911.3
6) 516.5
7) 516.5
8) 465.9
9) 273.4
10) 465.9
11) 253.2
12) 182.3
13) 111.4
14) 121.5
15) 182.3
16) 121.5
17) 101.3
18) 121.5
19) 91.1
20) 151.9
21) 20.3
22) 70.9
23) 50.6
24) 10.1
25) 81.0
26) 50.6
27) 60.8
28) 30.4
29) 10.1
30) 70.9
32) 10.1
33) 20.3
34) 20.3
35) 10.1
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
Missing47 
TOTAL785100.0
206) How many full-time, paid ministerial and program staff does your congregation have? (TOTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) 314.4
1) 47767.2
2) 9913.9
3) 496.9
4) 182.5
5) 182.5
6) 101.4
7) 10.1
8) 20.3
9) 20.3
10) 10.1
12) 20.3
Missing122 
TOTAL710100.0
207) How many part-time, paid ministerial and program staff does your congregation have? (TOTPART)
TOTAL%
0) 304.7
1) 19130.0
2) 12419.5
3) 12219.2
4) 6610.4
5) 355.5
6) 162.5
7) 91.4
8) 223.5
9) 30.5
10) 40.6
11) 30.5
12) 50.8
14) 30.5
15) 10.2
19) 10.2
23) 10.2
25) 10.2
Missing195 
TOTAL637100.0
208) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. If you have co-pastors, please fill in this circle. (COPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Checked61100.0
Missing771 
TOTAL61100.0
209) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. If you have don't currently have a pastor, please fill in this circle. (NOPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Checked47100.0
Missing785 
TOTAL47100.0
210) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Age (AGECLERG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75150.5429
211) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Is this position: (CLERGVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Paid75799.6
2) Volunteer30.4
Missing72 
TOTAL760100.0
212) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Is this position: (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full time62080.9
2) Full time, supplemented by outside employment60.8
3) Part time14018.3
Missing66 
TOTAL766100.0
213) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. If the pastor is part time, does she/he also serve another congregation? (SERVETWO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8255.4
2) No6644.6
Missing684 
TOTAL148100.0
214) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. If the pastor is part time, does she/he also work a secular job? (BIVOCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2523.8
2) No8076.2
Missing727 
TOTAL105100.0
215) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Is this person: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male64883.7
2) Female12616.3
Missing58 
TOTAL774100.0
216) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Is the call a: (TYPECALL)
TOTAL%
1) Regular call67888.7
2) Temporary/interim8611.3
Missing68 
TOTAL764100.0
217) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Highest level of education overall (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some college or technical50.7
3) College bachelor's degree293.9
4) Master's degree63384.2
5) Doctoral degree8511.3
Missing80 
TOTAL752100.0
218) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Highest level of ministerial education (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
2) Certificate or correspondence program50.7
3) Bible college or some seminary121.6
4) Seminary master's degree (e.g. M.Div.)59080.1
5) Post-master's seminary degree (e.g. D.Min.)13017.6
Missing95 
TOTAL737100.0
219) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. Race/ethnicity: (RACEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian/Alaska Native101.3
2) Asian30.4
3) Black or African American101.3
4) Hispanic or Latino30.4
6) White73895.2
7) Other111.4
Missing57 
TOTAL775100.0
220) Please describe the current senior or sole pastor in charge of the congregation by filling in all of the circles that apply or by filling in the requested information. This person became your pastor in what year? (YRCALLED)
TOTAL%
1960) 10.1
1962) 20.3
1964) 20.3
1965) 20.3
1967) 20.3
1968) 20.3
1969) 50.7
1970) 20.3
1971) 20.3
1972) 10.1
1973) 71.0
1974) 30.4
1975) 81.1
1976) 40.5
1977) 81.1
1978) 20.3
1979) 101.4
1980) 60.8
1981) 81.1
1982) 71.0
1983) 71.0
1984) 101.4
1985) 131.8
1986) 172.3
1987) 202.7
1988) 233.1
1989) 233.1
1990) 162.2
1991) 233.1
1992) 253.4
1993) 415.6
1994) 537.2
1995) 425.7
1996) 557.5
1997) 8211.2
1998) 8411.5
1999) 11415.6
2000) 10.1
Missing99 
TOTAL733100.0
221) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint worship services (JNT_N)
TOTAL%
1) No14016.8
2) Yes69283.2
TOTAL832100.0
222) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint worship services with other ELCA congregations (JNT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) No43952.8
2) Yes39347.2
TOTAL832100.0
223) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint worship services with a Presbyterian, RCA, or UCC congregation (JNT_YEP)
TOTAL%
1) No58470.2
2) Yes24829.8
TOTAL832100.0
224) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint worship services with other Christian denominations (JNT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) No34441.3
2) Yes48858.7
TOTAL832100.0
225) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint worship services with other faith groups (JNT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) No77092.5
2) Yes627.5
TOTAL832100.0
226) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship (CELB_N)
TOTAL%
1) No23928.7
2) Yes59371.3
TOTAL832100.0
227) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship with other ELCA congregations (CELB_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) No53464.2
2) Yes29835.8
TOTAL832100.0
228) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship with a Presbyterian, RCA, or UCC congregation (CELB_YEP)
TOTAL%
1) No68682.5
2) Yes14617.5
TOTAL832100.0
229) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship with other Christian denominations (CELB_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) No48358.1
2) Yes34941.9
TOTAL832100.0
230) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship with other faith groups (CELB_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) No77292.8
2) Yes607.2
TOTAL832100.0
231) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or social projects (GOOD_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No21726.1
2) Yes61573.9
TOTAL832100.0
232) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or social projects with other ELCA congregations (GOOD_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) No55566.7
2) Yes27733.3
TOTAL832100.0
233) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or social projects with other Christian denominations (GOOD_YEP)
TOTAL%
1) No63876.7
2) Yes19423.3
TOTAL832100.0
234) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or social projects with other Christian denominations (GOOD_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) No38646.4
2) Yes44653.6
TOTAL832100.0
235) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or social projects with other faith groups (GOOD_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) No73888.7
2) Yes9411.3
TOTAL832100.0
236) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations (CNCL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) No18422.1
2) Yes64877.9
TOTAL832100.0
237) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations with other ELCA congregations (CNCL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) No46656.0
2) Yes36644.0
TOTAL832100.0
238) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations with other Christian denominations (CNCL_YEP)
TOTAL%
1) No61874.3
2) Yes21425.7
TOTAL832100.0
239) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations with other Christian denominations (CNCL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) No34241.1
2) Yes49058.9
TOTAL832100.0
240) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations with other faith groups (COUNC_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) No74289.2
2) Yes9010.8
TOTAL832100.0
241) When your congregation purchases worship, educational, stewardship, evangelism, etc. materials or supplies, from where does it purchase them? (BUYDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Exclusively from within the ELCA/Augsburg Fortress334.0
2) Primarily from within the ELCA/Augsburg Fortress56968.7
3) Primarily from outside the ELCA/Augsburg Fortress334.0
5) From a pretty even balance between denominational and non-denominational sources19323.3
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
242) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Theology (THEOPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No64879.1
2) Yes, and it was very serious253.1
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious455.5
4) Yes, and it was not very serious10112.3
Missing13 
TOTAL819100.0
243) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Money/Finances/Budget (CASHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No36544.4
2) Yes, and it was very serious536.4
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious15819.2
4) Yes, and it was not very serious24629.9
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
244) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? How worship is conducted (WORSPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No43452.8
2) Yes, and it was very serious293.5
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious11614.1
4) Yes, and it was not very serious24329.6
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
245) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Program/Mission priorities or emphasis (PROGPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No53365.2
2) Yes, and it was very serious313.8
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious8210.0
4) Yes, and it was not very serious17221.0
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
246) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Who should make a decision (AUTHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No47057.2
2) Yes, and it was very serious718.6
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious10112.3
4) Yes, and it was not very serious17921.8
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
247) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Pastor's leadership style (LEADPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No46957.3
2) Yes, and it was very serious11614.2
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious9711.9
4) Yes, and it was not very serious13616.6
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
248) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Pastor's personal behavior (ACTPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No65079.5
2) Yes, and it was very serious657.9
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious445.4
4) Yes, and it was not very serious597.2
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
249) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Member's personal behavior (LAYPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No56368.7
2) Yes, and it was very serious516.2
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious779.4
4) Yes, and it was not very serious12815.6
Missing13 
TOTAL819100.0
250) During the last five years, has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Other (OTHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No18368.5
2) Yes, and it was very serious3513.1
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious3011.2
4) Yes, and it was not very serious197.1
Missing565 
TOTAL267100.0
251) Which one of the following three statements best describes your congregation? (STRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has definite expectations for members that are strictly enforced212.6
2) Our congregation has fairly clear expectations for members, but the enforcement of these expectations is not very strict41750.9
3) Our congregation has only implicit/vague expectations for members that are seldom, if ever, enforced38146.5
Missing13 
TOTAL819100.0
252) Approximately how many persons are associated in any way with the religious life of your congregation? (Counting both adults and children, both regular and irregular participants, both official or registered members and also participating members.) (EVERYONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL818440.466547
253) Approximately how many persons–both adults and children–would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation–whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? (REGADULT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL818243.077290
254) Since 1995, has the above number of regularly participating adults: (GROWPLAT)
TOTAL%
1) Increased 10% or more18622.7
2) Increased 5% to 9%13416.4
3) Stayed about the same32639.8
4) Decreased 5% go 9%8710.6
5) Decreased 10% or more749.0
6) The congregation did not exist in 1995121.5
Missing13 
TOTAL819100.0
255) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: American Indian or Alaska Native (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 73588.3
1) 698.3
2) 111.3
3) 50.6
4) 10.1
5) 30.4
7) 10.1
8) 10.1
10) 10.1
20) 10.1
50) 10.1
98) 10.1
99) 20.2
TOTAL832100.0
256) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Asian (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 61674.0
1) 15518.6
2) 293.5
3) 101.2
4) 50.6
5) 121.4
10) 10.1
15) 10.1
50) 10.1
99) 20.2
TOTAL832100.0
257) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) 56067.3
1) 16820.2
2) 414.9
3) 131.6
5) 111.3
6) 40.5
8) 10.1
9) 20.2
10) 50.6
12) 20.2
13) 10.1
15) 30.4
20) 20.2
25) 30.4
40) 20.2
45) 10.1
50) 10.1
60) 10.1
65) 10.1
70) 10.1
85) 10.1
95) 30.4
98) 10.1
99) 40.5
TOTAL832100.0
258) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Hispanic or Latino (LATINO)
TOTAL%
0) 60472.6
1) 14116.9
2) 303.6
3) 161.9
4) 30.4
5) 131.6
6) 10.1
7) 30.4
8) 10.1
9) 10.1
10) 91.1
15) 20.2
20) 10.1
21) 10.1
33) 10.1
50) 10.1
65) 10.1
90) 10.1
99) 20.2
TOTAL832100.0
259) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (ISLANDER)
TOTAL%
0) 78594.4
1) 323.8
2) 91.1
3) 40.5
5) 10.1
99) 10.1
TOTAL832100.0
260) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: White (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) 425.0
1) 10.1
2) 20.2
4) 10.1
5) 30.4
7) 10.1
10) 10.1
29) 10.1
30) 10.1
35) 20.2
40) 10.1
47) 10.1
50) 30.4
59) 20.2
60) 10.1
63) 10.1
65) 10.1
67) 10.1
72) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 50.6
77) 10.1
79) 30.4
80) 20.2
81) 10.1
82) 10.1
83) 10.1
84) 10.1
85) 20.2
86) 10.1
87) 10.1
88) 40.5
89) 30.4
90) 161.9
91) 30.4
92) 60.7
93) 70.8
94) 151.8
95) 344.1
96) 202.4
97) 495.9
98) 9511.4
99) 45955.2
100) 344.1
TOTAL832100.0
261) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Other (OTHRACEG)
TOTAL%
0) 77393.0
1) 364.3
2) 81.0
3) 30.4
5) 60.7
6) 10.1
10) 10.1
20) 10.1
87) 10.1
97) 10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL831100.0
262) Within these racial/ethnic groups, are there any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? (SUBGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) No51768.8
2) Yes23531.3
Missing80 
TOTAL752100.0
263) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? First listed subgroup (SUBGRP1)
264) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? Second listed subgroup (SUBGRP2)
265) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? Third listed subgroup (SUBGRP3)
266) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? Fourth listed subgroup (SUBGRP4)
267) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? Fifth listed subgroup (SUBGRP5)
268) Please list any significant national sub-groups (e.g., German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean, etc.)? Sixth listed subgroup (SUBGRP6)
269) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Recruiting new members (RECRUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all91.1
2) Most556.6
3) Some33440.3
4) Few31838.4
5) Hardly any11313.6
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
270) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Activities outside of worship that strengthen their faith (FAITHWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all91.1
2) Most11614.0
3) Some54065.3
4) Few14317.3
5) Hardly any192.3
Missing5 
TOTAL827100.0
271) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Expressing their faith through helping others (HELPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all485.8
2) Most36243.7
3) Some38446.3
4) Few293.5
5) Hardly any60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL829100.0
272) How many of the high school age children of your adult participants would you estimate are involved in the religious life and activities of your congregation? (TEENACT)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all637.7
2) Most26332.2
3) Some31939.1
4) Few12615.4
5) Hardly any455.5
Missing16 
TOTAL816100.0
273) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Female (FEMALES)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%10.1
2) Hardly any 1-10%10.1
4) Some 21-40%222.7
5) Many 41-60%63276.9
6) Most 61-80%15919.3
7) All or nearly all 81-100%70.9
Missing10 
TOTAL822100.0
274) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Not high school graduates (LOWEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%617.5
2) Hardly any 1-10%40750.1
3) Few 11-20%19624.1
4) Some 21-40%9211.3
5) Many 41-60%243.0
6) Most 61-80%202.5
7) All or nearly all 81-100%121.5
Missing20 
TOTAL812100.0
275) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: College graduates (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%30.4
2) Hardly any 1-10%819.9
3) Few 11-20%18823.0
4) Some 21-40%28134.4
5) Many 41-60%16019.6
6) Most 61-80%819.9
7) All or nearly all 81-100%242.9
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
276) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Age 35 or younger (YNGADULT)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%50.6
2) Hardly any 1-10%698.5
3) Few 11-20%21926.9
4) Some 21-40%35042.9
5) Many 41-60%12014.7
6) Most 61-80%445.4
7) All or nearly all 81-100%81.0
Missing17 
TOTAL815100.0
277) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Over 60 years old (OLDADULT)
TOTAL%
2) Hardly any 1-10%465.6
3) Few 11-20%10713.1
4) Some 21-40%26332.3
5) Many 41-60%28735.2
6) Most 61-80%9711.9
7) All or nearly all 81-100%151.8
Missing17 
TOTAL815100.0
278) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Married (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
2) Hardly any 1-10%40.5
3) Few 11-20%131.6
4) Some 21-40%9311.4
5) Many 41-60%29536.1
6) Most 61-80%34442.1
7) All or nearly all 81-100%698.4
Missing14 
TOTAL818100.0
279) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Life long ELCA members (or former ALC, AELC, or LCA) (LIFELONG)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%20.2
2) Hardly any 1-10%172.1
3) Few 11-20%506.1
4) Some 21-40%13516.5
5) Many 41-60%26532.3
6) Most 61-80%28735.0
7) All or nearly all 81-100%647.8
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
280) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: New to your congregation in the last 5 years (NEWMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%91.1
2) Hardly any 1-10%22827.8
3) Few 11-20%29536.0
4) Some 21-40%19924.3
5) Many 41-60%546.6
6) Most 61-80%202.4
7) All or nearly all 81-100%151.8
Missing12 
TOTAL820100.0
281) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Living in the immediate area around your church building (NEARBY)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%141.7
2) Hardly any 1-10%11113.5
3) Few 11-20%16019.5
4) Some 21-40%18021.9
5) Many 41-60%14017.1
6) Most 61-80%15819.2
7) All or nearly all 81-100%587.1
Missing11 
TOTAL821100.0
282) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Commuting more than 15 minutes to get to your worship services (COMMUTE)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%141.7
2) Hardly any 1-10%23728.7
3) Few 11-20%23728.7
4) Some 21-40%21225.7
5) Many 41-60%759.1
6) Most 61-80%374.5
7) All or nearly all 81-100%141.7
Missing6 
TOTAL826100.0
283) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Currently holding volunteer leadership roles in your congregation, like serving on committees, or teaching (VOLS)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%10.1
2) Hardly any 1-10%546.6
3) Few 11-20%27333.1
4) Some 21-40%33841.0
5) Many 41-60%11814.3
6) Most 61-80%364.4
7) All or nearly all 81-100%40.5
Missing8 
TOTAL824100.0
284) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: In households with incomes below $20,000 (POORHH)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%404.9
2) Hardly any 1-10%34242.1
3) Few 11-20%25431.3
4) Some 21-40%11814.5
5) Many 41-60%435.3
6) Most 61-80%111.4
7) All or nearly all 81-100%40.5
Missing20 
TOTAL812100.0
285) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: In households with children under age 18 (KIDATHOM)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%111.3
2) Hardly any 1-10%9511.5
3) Few 11-20%21426.0
4) Some 21-40%33040.1
5) Many 41-60%13816.8
6) Most 61-80%334.0
7) All or nearly all 81-100%20.2
Missing9 
TOTAL823100.0
286) If the congregation did not exist in 1995, check here. (NO1995)
TOTAL%
1) Checked11100.0
Missing821 
TOTAL11100.0
287) How would you describe your congregation's financial health currently? (FINAN00)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent22127.1
2) Good27934.3
3) Tight22928.1
4) In some difficulty688.4
5) In serious difficulty172.1
Missing18 
TOTAL814100.0
288) How would you describe your congregation's financial health five years ago (1995)? (FINAN95)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent809.9
2) Good24029.6
3) Tight31538.8
4) In some difficulty13716.9
5) In serious difficulty394.8
Missing21 
TOTAL811100.0
289) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in 1999 on all staff salaries and benefits? (SALARY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82987486.27890018
290) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in 1999 on program support and materials? (PROGEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83036004.17970406
291) Total income for year (TOTINCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL829172319.931198849
292) Total expenditures for year (TOTEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL830174935.279234154
293) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Sermons on stewardship or religiously validated appeals (STEWSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Checked670100.0
Missing162 
TOTAL670100.0
294) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Appeals or testimonies from lay participants during worship services (APPEALS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked445100.0
Missing387 
TOTAL445100.0
295) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Special fundraisers (fairs, bingo, bake sales, etc) (BAKESALE)
TOTAL%
1) Checked442100.0
Missing390 
TOTAL442100.0
296) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Appeals based on specific, concrete and special needs (NEEDBEG)
TOTAL%
1) Checked649100.0
Missing183 
TOTAL649100.0
297) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Distribution of promotional material (PROMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Checked462100.0
Missing370 
TOTAL462100.0
298) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Canvassing members by phone or in person (e.g., member visitation) (CANVASS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked128100.0
Missing704 
TOTAL128100.0
299) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Pledge or commitment cards (PLEDGES)
TOTAL%
1) Checked466100.0
Missing366 
TOTAL466100.0
300) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Member dues (MEMBDUES)
TOTAL%
1) Checked13100.0
Missing819 
TOTAL13100.0
301) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Teaching that a 10% tithe belongs to God, is due God and should be given to God (TITHING)
TOTAL%
1) Checked274100.0
Missing558 
TOTAL274100.0
302) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Indicate all that apply. Teaching that giving a proportion of one's income, not tithing per se, is sufficient (PROPGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Checked327100.0
Missing505 
TOTAL327100.0
303) In approximately what year was this congregation officially founded? (YEARORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8311891.822193
304) Invested money into reserve (INVESTED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8287069.56247608
305) Percentage of income from investments (ENDOWPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8306.83412
306) Capital improvements (CAPITAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83219766.566115336
307) Denominational mission work (MISSION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83213767.39417911
308) Local mission work (LOCMISS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8323394.7898936
309) National/international work (NATMISS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8315015.4512682
310) School, day care, etc. (SCHOOL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8326841.58832625
311) Congregational operations (OPEXPENS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83049742.07266624
312) I-SIZPLACE: How would you describe the place where your congregation's primary worship building is located? (for use with online analysis) (I-SIZPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural or open country18121.9
2) Town or village of less than 10,00026532.0
3) In or around a city of 10,000-49,99913316.1
4) In or around a city of 50,000-249,99910012.1
5) In or around a city of 250,000+14918.0
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
313) I-ATTEND: Sum of average attendance by day (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) 0-5014717.8
2) 51-10023027.8
3) 101-25031938.5
4) 251-400829.9
5) 400-800475.7
6) 801-140030.4
Missing4 
TOTAL828100.0
314) I-YEAR: In approximately what year was this congregation officially founded? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-YEAR)
TOTAL%
1) 1728-187081.2
2) 1871-190020430.5
3) 1901-194016324.4
4) 1941-196013820.7
5) 1961-198011016.5
6) 1981-1999456.7
Missing164 
TOTAL668100.0